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How to freshen up your home this spring

October 17, 2019 By Southpoint Tuggeranong

Begone heavy fabrics and dark colours, your day is done (for this year). Spring is here, and if you haven’t already, it’s time to update your home décor. Here’s our guide to getting your home to blossom now it’s getting warmer.

 

Introduce pops of colour

Image: Floral Embroidered Cushion, now $19.98 from ISHKA

No, we’re not talking neon like all the kids seem to be wearing these days. Introducing some fresh pastels indoors will mimic the renewal of colours happening outside. Swap out the browns, black and deep jewel tones for light coloured cushions, artwork and linen throws.

 

Change your lampshades

Image: Zoe Table Lamp (L) $12 & Evelyn Table Lamp (R) $29, both from Target

A simple way to make a subtle update is by swapping your lampshades or buying new lamps altogether. Brighten up a neutral room with a coloured lamp or add a touch of linen – one of the year’s hottest trends.

   

Lighten your accessories

Image: Large Vase (L) $20 from Kmart & Mercer + Reid Poppy Natural Basket (R) $48.99, from Adairs

With longer, brighter days, there’s nowhere to hide in the warmer months. Take the time to declutter and rework your storage and accessories. Use wicker baskets to store towels, sheets or even shoes, and use large glass vases with fresh blooms to create the illusion of a lighter, clearer space.

   

Start curating

Image: Home Republic Dream Canvas Blush Sunset, $49.99 from Adairs

Don’t consider just about what fits inside the walls of your house: think about what can go on them, too. Find a piece of artwork you like and make it the focal point of a room. You can then tie in the colours and textures to other accessories in the room, creating a harmonious feel.

   

Go green

 

Image: Emporium Palm Plant, $59 from Big W

There’s endless evidence that plants are just as good for your health as they are at making your home look plain good. If you’re heading towards a more neutral colour palette this season, a touch of green or some fresh flowers can complement just about any room.

 

Swap your bedding 

Image: Lilah Linen Sheet Set, from $149 & Trent Cotton Throw, $29 from Target

You can have your layers and keep cool, too – just use lighter fabrics like linen and cotton. Go for neutral or pastel colours to keep your bedroom feeling cosy, minus the night sweats.

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